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Sax's Budget Favorable Winds

Standard Budget Mono-Blue Tempo



My version of Gim's great budget pirate Favorable Winds deck, <$15)" href="/mtg-decks/favorable-locusts/">Favorable Pirates (Ultra Budget <$15).

I wanted to try a budget tempo deck, and Gim's seemed great. I made a few changes that I thought could be beneficial. Mainly added Skyship Plunderer for some increased counters on Storm Fleet Aerialist and Siren Lookout. While I do not want to spend crazy cash upgrading this deck, suggestions would be very much appreciated. I am tempted to make it a Black/Blue deck, but for now I wish to keep it a blue tempo deck.



Gim says... #1

Having 4 Charts would be better than having 2 Sphinx. The cost is high and by the time you get it out you've likely already got them into killing range if everything goes correctly and very rarely would you actually benefit from Plunderer with that specific card. Otherwise, using Plunderer as another solid 2-drop that can really take advantage of being played on turn 3 is very nice.

November 2, 2017 3:43 p.m.

Saxarath says... #2

Hm, so you're saying the sphinx for an endgame kill isn't really necessary? As for the Plunderer, I feel like it has good synergy with Aerialist and Siren Lookout. Any other suggestions? I tried to make the sideboard so I could go more control or aggro depending on my match-up. I also recently pulled a Search for Azcanta  Flip, would that be a decent addition?

Also thanks again!

November 2, 2017 6:38 p.m.

Gim says... #3

It really isn't. I ran Glyph Keeper for a while and most use I ever got out of it was against control. You'll want to be top-decking Winds to buff your whole board over a creature that can easily be countered or removed.

Plunderer is a worthwhile inclusion even just for those two creatures and can really turn them into major threats really early. Test him out and determine if you need 2 or 3 of him.

Search for Azcanta is always worth having in blue since it allows you to filter out your deck and for a Favorable Winds deck, its flip-side effect can help you filter further for Favorable Winds.

November 2, 2017 9:20 p.m.

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